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The following are among the most frequently asked questions about the University of Management and Technology and its programs. UMT also has a separate FAQ that covers the Project Management Suite™ program here.
What are UMT's EMail Addresses
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Student Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Where is UMT located?
UMT is located in Rosslyn, Virginia, just across the river from Washington, DC. Located one block from the Rosslyn Metro stop, UMT is easily accessible by bus and car. Our address is: 1901 Fort Myer Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209-1609. For more information click here.
Is UMT accredited?
Yes! UMT is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (www.detc.org). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. UMT is an institutional member of the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (www.chea.org). UMT is Registered Global Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (www.pmi.org).
What are the UMT's Institutional Codes?
ACT - 4334
CAGE Code - 1RPM6
CLEP Recipient Number - 1396
DSST Institution Code - 8186
GMAT, Full-Time MBA - XVM-MN-64
GMAT, Part-time MBA - XVM-MN-23
GRE - 5592
SCHEV Institution Code - 41023
TOEFL - 7853
VA/GIBILL Facility Code - 2-1-0132-46
Office of Postsecondary Education identification number (OPE ID) 04110300
What are the admission deadlines?
There is no deadline for admission. UMT adopts a year-round admission policy.
What are the admission requirements?
Please visit the links below to see admission requirements for: For the graduate program applicant, the admissions committee will also weigh the following criteria:
Does the applicant have a GPA of 2.75? Does the applicant have an undergraduate degree from an accredited program? Does the applicant have at least two years work experience? Applicants will be notified quickly of the admission decision, but no later than one month from date of submittal.
Can I waive the TOEFL requirement?
The Test for English as a Foreign Language is administered to foreign students wishing to study at a US university. UMT requires that students score at least 550 for admission to the master's degree programs. Even then, students may have to take extra English courses in their first semester, based on an English placement test after arrival. (Students who score 600 or higher are exempt from this requirement).
Please note that if a foreign student already has a degree from a university where the teaching language is English (US, Canada, UK, Australia, etc.) , the TOEFL exam is not required.
UMT's Institutional Code for TOEFL is 7853.
Do I need to take the GRE or GMAT test?
The examinations are not required for the master's degree programs. Good scores on these tests (560 or better for GMAT, for example), if taken in the last five years, could be helpful to the committee in considering a student's application for the master's degree program.
UMT's Institutional Code for both the GRE is 5592 and for the GMAT is: Full-Time MBA: XVM-MN-64 and Part-time MBA: XVM-MN-23.
How quickly can I complete the degree program?
Two classes per semester are considered to be a full-time load for graduate students. Thus, a 33-credit-hour master of science degree would normally be completed in a little more than one year. The MBA, which is 45 credit hours, would take longer. This could be accelerated if a student is able to transfer credits from another graduate program. However, students are cautioned on taking on too much, too fast. The courses are demanding and students must maintain a "B" average to stay in the program.
How flexible is the program to fit my individual goals and needs?
UMT is dedicated to ensuring that each student gets the maximum benefit from his or her educational experience. Advisors can help guide students in the selection of courses and tracks that suit their individual needs. UMT will make every effort to help students get the most of their master's degree.
Can I take the degree part time?
Yes, in fact most current students are enrolled part-time. We recognize that most of those who are interested in this program are already in the work force. The MS in Management must be completed within a three-year period. The MBA degree must be completed within a five-year period.
How much is the tuition?
UMT’s tuition is $390 per credit hour. This does not include nominal university fees, the application fee, textbooks and materials, etc.
Can I get financial aid?
The university offers UMT Military Scholarships for qualified military personnel. UMT also offers a limited number of teaching and research assistantships to students. UMT is approved for VA GI Bill Education Benefits (www.gibill.va.gov). All active duty, veterans, or selected reserve candidates must verify their benefits with VA prior to enrollment.
Can I waive some of the course requirements?
In the MS in Management program, up to two core management courses can be waived, subject to approval by UMT officials. In the specialty tracks, up to two courses may be waived but then they must be substituted with two other courses approved by the Program Director.
Can I transfer graduate credits from another university?
For both the MS in Management and MBA degrees, up to six credit-hours of course work may be transferred from another degree program in which the student has been enrolled. The Director of Enrollment will decide whether credit is eligible to be transferred.
Can I get credit for life experience?
If students possess extraordinary life experiences, the Program Director may elect to waive courses in areas where these students are acknowledged experts. For example, a Chief Financial Officer for an organization may be granted a waiver for MGT 280: Finance Principles and MGT 281: Accounting Principles. A contracting attorney may be granted a waiver for MGT 202: Business Law and MGT 254: Contracts and Procurement. Up to six credit hours of course work may be waived. It is handled on a case-by-case basis, looking at the student's overall work and academic profile.
Can I get college credit by examination using DSST, CLEP, or other exams?
Yes. UMT awards credits for examinations using the ACE guidelines. UMT's DSST institution code is 8186.
What is project management?
Project management is often referred to as the "accidental profession" because most of those currently engaged in project management didn't set out to do so, but rather were assigned to a project by senior management. However, as organizations down size, outsource, and re-engineer their management structures, they increasingly set up smaller, discrete work units, often cutting across existing departments and divisions. In fact, many larger organizations are "projectizing" their work. A project usually has a beginning, a middle, and an end. This is what sets it apart from "process" management. Project managers often describe their jobs as delivering a product or service "on time, within budget, and according to specifications."
What is the PMBOK?
Part of the course work is based on A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge or PMBOK, an extensive collection of information formulated by the Project Management Institute, with which the program is closely aligned. The PMBOK was created by professionals from scores of industries and reflects what project management practitioners refer to as the nine core competencies: scope management, time management, cost management, human resource management, risk management, quality management, communications management, and overall integration. Students are expected to master these competencies through theoretical and practical applications.
What is meant by Project Management certification or the PMP exam?
As project management has evolved, efforts have been made to set standards and establish a certification process for the Project Management Professional (PMP). The most widespread certification effort is through the Project Management Institute, which administers a certification exam worldwide based on the PMBOK's core competency areas (see previous question).
Those who have obtained the Executive Certificate and gone through the MS degree program are well-positioned to then take and pass the PMI certification exam. For more information, visit PMI's web site at www.pmi.org.
Where can I find information on which UMT courses are registered at PMI and how many PDUs they carry?
To see a list (which expands every year) of UMT courses registered at PMI and the numbers of PDU they carry, visit the R.E.P. Programs database on UMT on the PMI website.
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